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Re: [PATCH] 'svn st --ignore-prop' (was Re: Proposal: --no-props switch for 'log', 'st' and 'diff')

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2008 15:06:17 +0100

On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 08:55 -0500, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> > I'm currently investigating a generic '--ignore-prop' switch, initially for 'svn
> > st'. It is being written in such a way that we could easily alias
> > '--ignore-mergeinfo' or '--forget-merges' or
> > '--dont-get-in-my-way-i'm-trying-to-do-real-work' to mean '--ignore-prop
> > svn:mergeinfo'. I hope to have a proof-of-concept patch done in a few days.
>
> As promised, here's a patch which implements the above. It completely
> implements the functionality which it claims to, but there is still future work
> to be done to flesh out the feature. This does not add a '--ignore-mergeinfo'
> alias as discussed above, but adding such would be trivial.
>
> I'd appreciate any feedback, but if there aren't serious objections, I'll commit
> the patch in the next day or two.
>
> [[[
> Add support for ignoring arbitrary property modifications in 'svn st'.
> This currently only works locally, not with 'svn st -u'.

We should always be cautious about complexifying libsvn_wc. Can I ask
whether and why it is beneficial to add this complexity into libsvn_wc
rather than filtering at the presentation layer?

- Julian

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